Tramore 2; Douglas Hall 1
The club mentors at Tramore FC pulled put all the stops to stage this cup game on Sunday afternoon in Graun Park. Otherwise the Waterford League outfit would have surrendered home advantage and had to make the journey to Cork.
It looked as if the game would have to go to extra-time as the two sides were deadlocked with only one minute remaining on referee Noel Purcell’s watch, but almost beyond belief three goals were scored during the last few minutes and it was Tramore who celebrated in the dark and wet.
They will now travel to Limerick to play Carew Park in Round 5. The Shannonsiders defeated Johnville last week and no doubt they will be well aware of the skill and fighting spirit Tramore have got. Carew Park were a trifle lucky to beat the St Johns Park club, so Tramore will not have any fears heading to Limerick.
Tramore: A.J Murray, Ian Stenson, Steven O’Shea, Thomas Moore, Craig Maher, Stephen Grant, Alan Reynolds (Gary Hunt, 12 mins), Zach Shanahan (74 mins), Sean Browne, John Power (Pat McCarthy, 66 mins) Leigh Quilty, Robbie Phelan.
Douglas Hall: Brian Sweeney, Richie Cronin, Keith O’Callaghan, Ian Lynch, Austin Twomey, Graham McCarthy, Gary Drennan (Stephen Barry, 89 mins) Mark O’Callaghan, Stephen Barry (Killian Murphy, 79 mins), Jamie Drennan, John McCarthy (Kevin Madden, 64 mins)
Referee: Noel Purcell.